Cranberry Sauce with Port Wine



1 12 ounce package fresh cranberries, cleaned ¾ cup sugar ¼ cup orange juice ½ cup water ½ cup port wine Pinch of salt 2 granny smith apples, chopped, optional


Rinse cranberries discarding any over-ripe berries. Set aside. Mix sugar and liquids in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add a pinch of salt and stir. Add cranberries (and apples if using) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool completely. Refrigerate and serve cold or at room temperature. Best made the day (or several days) before.

SidesElizabeth Karmel